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  1. Aftermarket modifications (Gen 2)
    I recently installed a set of stiffer lower engine mount bushings from Rev Motoring. (sometimes called torque mount or dogbone mount.) It keeps the engine and transmission from rotating forward and back, and when you're driving it hard, the soft mounts allow it to move around pretty violently...
  2. Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    This short video shows what a failed rod bearing looks like inside your engine leading to "spun" rod and the infamous "ticking" noise. Watch until the end when they say what can cause this type of engine failure. Check your oil often! đź‘Ť
  3. Soul Accessories (Gen 2)
    Hi everyone, first time posting here, but I've lurked for awhile and exhausted the search feature without success. Does anyone know where the Kia Soul 2016 2.0l engine block heater cavity is? Engine block heaters for this car are the cartridge style where they are inserted into the pre-built...
  4. Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    I thought I'd share this video that easily explains engine blow-by, especially with GDI engines, and why oil catch cans can play a preventative role in avoiding costly problems down the road: Also, here's a video showing what engine blow-by looks like in an extreme circumstance (piston...
  5. Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    Hi! I have a 2010 denim special edition (2.0L) It has 167k miles. One day about two weeks ago I went to run some errands on my lunch break and was turning into a parking spot when the engine just very quietly died. In fact I didn’t even realize what really happened at first - just noticed I had...
  6. Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    Was changing the oil today and while perusing the engine bay, I took a look at what changing the spark plugs would entail when that time comes. Removing the ignition coils to get to the spark plugs looked pretty straightforward, except the rightmost one. Those of you that have done this, were...
  7. New Member Introductions
    Hello & engine light was on and the transmission cable broke and the car was frozen Good evening, I have a 2010 Kia Soul Exclaim. Itś been a pretty good car until it wasn´t. The engine light came on three days ago, though the car ran fine. A suspected culprit was a gas cap that doesn´t...
  8. Soul Problems (Gen 2)
    Anyone know what years, if any are swappable in a 2014 + 2.0? With mine being dead, and Kia not helping I need to see if I can find a replacement. I have a cheap 1st gen with low miles available, but I didn’t know what changed engine wise. Any info is appreciated.
  9. New Member Introductions
    Just wanted to report that I had an engine knock and sometimes I would get p0326. Premium Octane 92 would reduce the symptoms but it was still present. Payed $100 for computer Reflash and it fixed the issue
  10. Soul Problems (Gen 2)
    My check engine light and gas light came on today after two weeks of replacing my gas cap as the dealer said that was the problem. So I messed with my gas cap today to try and get the engine light to turn off and it won’t go off. My gas light is now on also and the needle is on E. Today is...
  11. Soul Problems (Gen 2)
    2017 soul 1.6 engine, 17K miles, auto trans. Driving for about 15 minutes - pulled up to stop sign and when trying to pull out, there was no response! engine continued to idle and would not respond to the gas pedal even when I floored it several times. Turned on my flashers and there I sat. I...
  12. Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    Got a couple of recall notices for both of my Souls today (2012 & 2013). Says that they need to program something into the computer and check for damage, and maybe replace the catalytic converter and possibly the engine. Anyone done these recalls yet? Anyone get a new engine? I'm a little...
  13. Soul Tire & Wheel (Gen 2)
    Hi All Looking fot help getting new tires for daughters car. I want to get a wider tire, will go with a high performance all season like a bfg g-Force COMP-2 A/S of course new rims 16x7.5 with +45 offset As the are very similar in diameter and only ~5/8" closer to suspension so they should fit...
  14. New Member Introductions
    Hi everybody, I just bought a used 2010 Soul. It's in pretty good shape cosmetically, and everything mechanical checked out fine, too, except I noticed the oil on the dipstick is about 1/2" above the "Full" line. The oil looks pretty clean, and it isn't due for another oil service for about...
  15. Aftermarket modifications (Gen 2)
    Hello everyone, I've got a 2016, base model, manual Soul. I do my best to not let the engine idle for extended periods but I also frequently listen to music through the Bluetooth interface. Obviously, resetting the input after restarting the engine is an annoyance and I've been trying to...
  16. Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    Hyundai KIA 1.6L Engine (Gamma MPI/GDI/T-GDI) specs, problems, reliability, oil, Accent, Ceed, Rio website doesn't come across as authoritative, based on design and some suspect grammar and diction. the data sheet implies the engines are actually manufactured in China, although the cars are...
  17. Soul General Discussion (Gen 3)
    have seen a few reviews of the 2020, and all of them declare in one way or another that the Turbo/DCT combo is a "carryover" from the previous generation. would Kia tweak or update some parts of the powertrain (maybe a software update for the DCT) between generations? is the 2020 GT-Line Turbo...
  18. Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    I'm looking at buying a replacement engine at a local junkyard. It's for a 2014 Kia Soul 2.0L. But the thing is mine has ISG (Intelligent Stop and Go) and the replacement is for a model without it. Can anyone share the difference between the motors? I'm thinking the ISG motor just has a...
  19. Soul Problems (Gen 2)
    My Soul has a pretty bad problem about the motor shaking violently at idle. You can look at it and see it moving at least 3 inches back and forth it honestly looks like it's about to fly apart. Anyone else have or have seen this before? Thanks for reading!
  20. Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    I will try to keep this brief and to the point but it’s a long drawn out issue. I purchased my 2011 Soul plus new with only 20 miles. It now has 134,000. After only about a year of ownership it developed a hesitation and stalling problem, the local dealer could not figure what the problem was so...
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